One of the signature fashions of the 60s were the voluminous hairstyles. Big hair and hair spray to keep it in place all day were key elements for most women in the 60s.
And, while it’s common today to simply put your hair back in a ponytail for an athletic event or time spent at the gym, the women in this picture were dedicated to maintaining their updos, even while doing splits and getting ready for a gymnastic competition.
Along with hippie culture in the 60s, came the surfer subculture. Popularized by films like "Gidget" and "Beach Party" and bands like The Beach Boys, surfer culture became about enjoying being young and carefree with friends by the water.
This of course further glamorized coastal living, specifically the West Coast.
Meet The Supremes 1968
Singing ensembles like The Supremes were very popular in the 60s with their catchy lyrics, harmonized voices, and synchronized dance moves. The Supremes were among the most popular and were famous for hits like "Baby Love," "Stop! In the Name of Love," and "You Keep Me Hanging On."
The Supremes gained international notoriety, even meeting the Queen in 1968. The most successful of the group was Diana Ross who went on to have a successful solo career.
Meet The Flintstones, 1960
The caveman cartoon, "The Flintstones," first aired in 1960 and pushed out 166 episodes from 1960 to 1966. The show was said to have been based on the sitcom "The Honeymooners" and was also one of the first shows that had a married couple sharing the same bed.
Even today, "The Flintstones" remains one of the most famous cartoons in pop culture.
Twiggy: A Fashion Icon, 1967
Fashion changes rapidly over the decades and the 60s were no exception. The look of the “ideal woman” also changed from fuller figures like Marilyn Monroe to more svelte types like “the face of 1966” model, Twiggy.
Twiggy (real name, Leslie Hornby) was discovered at a hair salon and it was her hairdresser that gave her the name that represented her image to the modeling world.